Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Kent is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering. He was named a Fellow of the International Institute for Fibre Reinforced Polymer in Construction (IIFC) and as such is one of only 27 individuals worldwide to be named an IIFC fellow and only the sixth in the United States.
His research interests include the use of non-traditional materials (FRP, HPC, RPC, bamboo) in civil infrastructure, the seismic design and retrofit of building structures, the design and behaviour of high-rise structures, applications of full-scale structural testing and the history and philosophy of science and technology. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD in civil engineering – structures from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.